Long Distance Buses
There are a number of long distance buses including Translux, Intercape, Greyhound and the Baz Bus (which is the only real backpacker bus).
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
Go Kloofing with Africanyon in some of Mother Nature's most breathtaking gorges, waterfalls and pools.
They organise volunteer projects and can book day trips and safaris.
Cape Town's newest backpacking hostel, which is close to the Waterfront.
(Green Point,Cape Town)
Situated in the rural village of Bhomela in the South Coast of KwaZulu – Natal, Mfihlo backpackers is ideally situated close to the Oribi Gorge and Lake Eland nature reserves, blue flag beaches and the towns of Margate and Port Shepstone.
(Port Shepstone,South Coast)
A real home away from home, the Old Vic Backpacking hostel offers snug doubles at refreshingly affordable prices.
Hey Backpackers, here's a safe place to stay in the presigious suburb of Randburg for under R100 a head!
They pride themselves on being a friendly little place (with a very long name - Battlefields Backpackers International is their full title).
(The Battlefields,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
Want to surf, drum, kayak, have fun? It's all here.
(Muizenberg and Kalk Bay,Cape Town)
This Stellenbosch backpackers is an easy going place in the centre of Stellenbosch with lots of upbeat energy.
These are usually air-conditioned “luxury buses” which have on-board toilets and a hostess who occasionally offers you a sugary drink or blanket. “Chicken (pack ‘em and stack ‘em) busses” are cheaper, less spacious, more crowded, more likely to be fun (if you have a sense of humour) and more likely to break down. In some areas they may be the only bus service and are unlikely to have a strict timetable.
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